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And if they met Rawdon and his wife by chance--although the former constantly and obsequiously took off his hat, the Miss-Crawley party passed him by with such a frigid and killing indifference, that Rawdon began to despair.
On the preceding occasion, one or two of the Bleeding Heart Yarders had obsequiously picked it up and handed it to its owner; but Mr Pancks had now so far impressed his audience, that the Patriarch had to turn and stoop for it himself.
To this dialogue Riderhood had attended in silence, and he now obsequiously bespake the Captain.
The attorney bowed obsequiously, and glanced at a large packet which the gentleman carried in his hand.
A photograph of my six-footer frame towering over the tiny nun and smiling obsequiously at a humble and gracious lady was pinned to the newsroom notice board thereafter, bearing the caption: "The editor meets his lunch.
While it obsequiously praised the fascist dictatorships of Metaxas, Papadopoulos and Ioannides, it also promoted prejudice and hostility towards the Turkish Cypriots.
The seriousness of the matter is gripping and splanchnic as Killens's quotation connotes via analogy why racial identity denouement or status of psychological Africanity that highlights acquiescing, often obsequiously, to Eurasian dictates that may be historically, culturally, and behavi orally anti-African--as they usually are in worldview (Azibo, 1992; Baruti, 2006) and civilization (Ani, 1994)--can no more enter as progression, normalcy, or appropriate, irrespective of its statistical prevalence in the population, as could "'white inside' Gunga's" behavior.
The Oxford Dictionary defines creep (noun) as 'a detestable person' or 'a person who behaves obsequiously in the hope of advancement.
However, I have decided there are better things to be doing on weekend nights than watching either Tubs or Brendan fawn obsequiously over some C-grade celebrities.
In April 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry-while obsequiously acquiescing to most of Israel's demands and happily supporting most of Israel's illegal actions, including expansions of Jewish-only settlements the UN has continuously insisted are illegal-warned that Israel risks becoming "an apartheid state" as if it weren't already one.
Viewing democracy as the archetype and capitalism obsequiously as an ancillary subsystem, Newlon advocated the "pragmatic" and democratic approach in teacher education.
The bureaucrats learned to behave obsequiously to their patron and condescendingly toward the general public.